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Tango World Cup: Russian dancer disqualified for hitting his partner


The dancer allegedly delivered a punch to his partner, who is also his wife, while the duo had just left the dance floor.

The dancer allegedly delivered a punch to his partner, who is also his wife, while the duo had just left the dance floor.

A Russian dancer who participated in the World Tango in Buenos Aires was disqualified for attacking his partner behind the scenes, when feminists fight against violence in this environment, told AFP a source of the organization.

No complaint filed

The facts took place Tuesday night, as the couple had just left the track in the semifinal. "The attack took place and, in the process, the organization condemned the facts, assisted the victim and made the decision to disqualify the dancer," said the source, on condition of anonymity. The young woman, also of Russian nationality, is the wife of the dancer, it was said, stating that she had "refused to file a complaint".

The organization refused to give the identity of the dancers. According to local media, this is Kirill Parshakov and Anna Gudyno. The incident was denounced by the Women's Tango Movement (MFT) in a statement. According to the MFT, several witnesses reported that the dancer had "punched" his wife.

A protocol against gender-based violence

Words too machismo, guidance exclusively male, invitation to dance only at the initiative of man: this feminist collective took advantage of the Mondial de tango, August 8 to 21 in Buenos Aires, to revisit the stereotypes of this highly codified dance. During the event, the MFT presented a protocol to be followed in case of violence against women in the tango community.

PROTOCOLO CONTRA VIOLENCIA MACHISTA IN LAS MILONGAS introduced himself mañana 23/06 to las 17 en @tierra_violeta. Lxs esperamos !!!

- Movimiento feminista of tango (@movfemtango) June 23, 2019

During this World Cup, 744 couples from 36 countries aged 18 to 99 participated. The competition ended on Wednesday with the Argentinean-Russian couple Agustina Piaggo and Maksim Gerasimov, both 28, in the track category - the main event of the World Cup. In the category Scene, which mixes dance, acrobatics and theater, it is a couple of Argentine dancers, Fernando Andres Rodriguez and Estefania Belen Gomez, who won.

Source: europe1

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